Kris has been an active volunteer in Fort St. James for local and regional sports, arts and industry special events for over 20 years. She is one of the founding directors of the Fort St. James Community Foundation and the Fort St. James Primary Care Society.
Kris first came to Fort St. James in the early 1980’s as a university co-op student for a four-month work term, hired as the Recreation Coordinator by the municipality. She moved to Fort St. James permanently in 1989 to marry her husband, Jeff Playfair. Kris and Jeff have two daughters.
Kris currently works for Northern Health Authority as well as being part-owner with her husband in their log hauling business.